Petersburg to hold city-wide spring clean up event


PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Petersburg is holding a city-wide spring cleaning event this weekend.

Residents can drop off old appliances, trash, and other bulk items for free. Last year’s event collected a record 22.95 tons of trash.

The event is sponsored by the City of Petersburg Public Works Department & Community Affairs, Central Virginia Wast Management, and Container First. 

The event is Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Accepted items:

  • Household Trash
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Carpet. 

Items not accepted:

  • Hazardous/ Toxic Waste
  • Car Batteries
  • Engine Oil
  • Paints
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Herbicides/Pesticides
  • Liquids of Any Kind
  • Tires
  • Food Waste
  • Grass/Leaves/Brush. 

Seven containers will be set up across the city.

  1.  Cool Springs Elementary School (1450 Talley Avenue) 
  2.  Pleasants Lane (100 Pleasants Lane) 
  3. Peabody Middle School (725 Wesley Street/ Lee Ave. Parking Lot)
  4. Lee Memorial Park (1937 Johnson Road/ Recreation Parking Lot) 
  5. Pittman Annex Parking Lot (35 Pine Street/ Wythe St. Lot) 
  6. Lakemont Elementary School (51 Gibbons Avenue) 
  7. Oakhurst Playground (Blackwater Drive)

The Spring City Wide Neighborhood Clean Out will be available to Petersburg residents only. Commerical hauler and contractors are prohibited from using the above sits. The amount of trash tha a resident can bring to the site each time should contain no more than what can fit in a pick up truck. 

If you have questions, call the Recreation Special Events and Volunteerism office. 804-324-4014

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